Tri Suits in Swimming Pools

Have you been kicked out?

18 messages
07/12/2012 at 07:37

I got removed from my pool today for wearing a tri-suit.  Not a wetsuit - a tri suit.  How is this different from a long short female bathing suit.  What about the glorious Phelps et al suits that people wore.  The pool's own rules say only The correct swimming attire is to be worn by both sexes. Absolutely livid.

PSC    pirate
07/12/2012 at 07:42
Complain to the pool manager.
07/12/2012 at 07:45

I am going to as soon as they open.  Not going to say what I was wearing, I will ask what inappropriate attire is!

PSC    pirate
07/12/2012 at 07:49
Might also be worth asking about training aids such as paddles, pull buoys etc. can they be used in the lanes? It will be a no in the open (not laned) part of the pool for H&S reasons.
seren nos    pirate
07/12/2012 at 08:35

wow.i 'm glad you clarified the trisuit...............i can understand wetsuits but them saying no to a trisuit is ridicolous.............you could have scars on your body that you wanted to hide etc.......and its just like the old fashioned bathing suits.................how could they think that budgie smugglers are preferable to a tri suit

 

PSC......I use my pullbuoy  at all times whilst swimming and have never had a problem from the sports centres........mind when its rammed between my legs not sure how it could affect anyone else

cougie    pirate
07/12/2012 at 08:58
Why would you wear a tri suit in the pool ? Wouldn't chlorine damage it ?
07/12/2012 at 09:09

Are there not pool triathlons?  Problem solved. The gerneral manager has been having problems with pool staff/manager and said I was right and could quote him.

It's not an expensive tri suit just a BTWIN one but good for doing a run or bike in the CV suit then hopping into the pool.

cougie    pirate
07/12/2012 at 09:16
Doesn't sound very hygienic that way ?
Pool rules can be odd at times. I remember having to leave the pool before a women's only session one evening. Most of the women had already got into the pool early when it was open to everyone - so it seemed a bit harsh.

Glad it's sorted anyway.
07/12/2012 at 09:42

As long as you shower between CV session and pool I can't see an issue with hygiene - there are enough people who seem to think that the 'please shower before using the pool' doesn't apply to them whether they are coming in from the changing areas or out of the sauna/steam room. Yuck.

07/12/2012 at 09:48

Yeah i showered so no issue. 

Ironholgs    pirate
10/12/2012 at 12:42

Never been kicked out for wearing a trisuit or a wetsuit ( did ask first about wetsuit ).

Very strange.

Doner Kebab    pirate
17/12/2012 at 00:13

my local pool says that men are not to wear tops and only shorts no longer than the knee unless thers a medical reason, only saw it a few months ago but did ask the chap who takes the masters class who also works in the pool and he said it should be ok if you ask first, but remember i live in a town that time forgot

 

18/12/2012 at 17:20

"Hi Everybody!"

Some mates an I are training for a quad, and have been doing some swimming lessons to improve our doggy paddle efforts!!

When we said we were training for open water swimming the instructor positively encouraged to come in the wetsuits the next week so we could see how the added buoyancy and slight restriction in flexibility affected us.

So I was surprised when it was only me walking out head-to-toe in black rubber, and my mates pointing and laughing!!  Ba£&%$ds! Is there any way to look good in a wetsuit?

Last laugh was on them though, was really useful being able to practice in the suit!

Can't see why there would be a problem in a pool as long as you ask first.

Dr Nick.

meface    pirate
19/12/2012 at 21:11

Not sure many pools have issues with pull bouys (although no doubt some do). I can see possible reasons for paddles and flippers. Pull Bouys are clearly like floats that most pools are used to, the other stuff is just for weird swimming people.

19/12/2012 at 23:36

On the subject Do you juggest traing for a tri in ur wetsuit to get used to swimming in it? First tri u see

Rafiki    pirate
20/12/2012 at 09:52

Hi James. Do yo mean training in a wetsuit in a swimming pool?? If so, whilst it would seem to make sense,  the answer is probably no. I seem to remember when I bought my wetsuit the care advise mentioned something about swimming pool chemicals not being good for it, plus I imagine it would get dam hot after a while. Perhaps the odd session to get the feel for it may be OK. But as soon as the weather warms up, get yourself open water swimming!

In the meantime, some advocate the use of a swim buoy in the pool to simulate the extra buoyancy you get with a wetsuit.

20/12/2012 at 16:06

In France I got refused entry as I wanted to wear beach swim shorts...it was speedos or nothing. apparently they have publi pool inspectors everywhere.

 

there's lot sof nonesense in the uk. some pools dont allow any gadgets but not to be able to wear a tri-suit sounds plain stupid.

some of the outdoor lido/pools like tooting and hampton in london i think let you use all the gadgets as well as WET suits.

 

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Edited: 20/12/2012 at 16:07
21/12/2012 at 18:12
cougie wrote (see)
Why would you wear a tri suit in the pool ? Wouldn't chlorine damage it ?

 

And wouldn't you look like a total twat ?

Edited: 21/12/2012 at 18:13

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